GLAAD's 'Accelerating Acceptance' Report Reveals Path Ahead For LGBT Issues. 36% feel uncomfortable seeing gay couple hold hands in public.

  • metta

    Posts: 39089

    Feb 15, 2015 2:07 AM GMT
    GLAAD's 'Accelerating Acceptance' Report Reveals Path Ahead For LGBT Issues


    "36 percent of respondents were still uncomfortable seeing a same-sex couple hold hands in public, while 34 percent said they would be uncomfortable attending a same-sex wedding.

    Meanwhile, 43 percent said they would feel uncomfortable bringing their child to a same-sex wedding, and 32 percent said they would feel uncomfortable learning that a family member identified as LGBT."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/14/glaad-accelerating-acceptance-report-_n_6681620.html
  • Bylt4U

    Posts: 38

    Feb 16, 2015 4:03 AM GMT
    Basically, it comes down to familiarity. I have seen such a growth in human diversity in our society. [I live in Toronto, one of the most mixed cities, anywhere.]
    As a child, I never saw people of other ethnicities, nor did I see mixed race couples. The first few times you are exposed to something like this, you are disconcerted. But after a while, it becomes commonplace.
    Hell, even I've had discomfort seeing obviously gay couples in public and I'm one of them!
    We've had gay marriage for 10 years in Canada and there is little opposition to it except for fringe religious groups. I'm pretty confident once a parent has taken their child to a gay marriage or Pride parade, they will see they had nothing to worry about.